The Enemy Below (1957)

DICK POWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Wendell Mayes, based on the novel by D.A. Rayner.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Dick Powell.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Albert Hogsett, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore. …

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Moulin Rouge (1952)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1952.  Romulus Films.  Screenplay by Anthony Veiller, John Huston, based on the novel by Pierre La Mure.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by John Huston, James Woolf, John Woolf.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by Marcel Vertes.  Costume Design by Julia Squire.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.   Gorgeous romance focusing on…

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The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1966.  The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by William Rose, based on the novel The Off-Islanders by Nathaniel Benchley.  Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc.  Produced by Norman Jewison.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Wesley Jeffries.  Film Editing by Hal Ashby, J. Terry Williams.   A Russian submarine traversing the depths…

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I Want To Live (1958)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1958.  Figaro.  Screenplay by Nelson Gidding, Don Mankiewicz, based on newspaper articles by Ed Montgomery and the letters of Barbara Graham.  Cinematography by Lionel Lindon.  Produced by Walter Wanger.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Victor A. Gangelin, Ted Haworth.  Costume Design by Angela Alexander, Wesley Jeffries.  Film Editing by William Hornbeck.   Susan Hayward shines in this…

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The Defiant Ones (1958)

STANLEY KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1958.  Curtleigh Productions, Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith.  Cinematography by Sam Leavitt.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Rudolph Sternad.  Costume Design by Joe King.  Film Editing by Frederic Knudtson.   After the police bus transporting them to prison suffers an accident, two prisoners chained…

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Benefit Of The Doubt (1993)

JONATHAN HEAP Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA/Germany, 1993.  Benefit Productions, Cinevox Filmproduktion GmbH, Monument Pictures.  Story by Michael Lieber, Screenplay by Jeffrey Polman, Christopher Keyser.  Cinematography by Johnny E. Jensen.  Produced by Dieter Geissler, Brad M. Gilbert, Michael Spielberg.  Music by Hummie Mann.  Production Design by Marina Kieser.  Costume Design by Marsha Perloff.  Film Editing by Sharyn L. Ross.   Amy Irving…

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My Fair Lady (1964)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1964.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner, based on his musical play adapted from the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Jack L. Warner.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by Cecil Beaton.  Costume Design by Cecil Beaton.  Film Editing by William H. Ziegler.   Audrey Hepburn does…

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The African Queen (1951)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 1951.  Romulus Films, Horizon Pictures.  Screenplay by James Agee, John Huston, based on the novel by C.S. Forester.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Allan Gray.  Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton.  Costume Design by Connie De Pinna, Doris Langley Moore.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.   Exceptional World War I adventure…

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